Purple Dress from Newlook 6674
Added Dec 29, 2009
Cedar City, Utah...
A dress I finished awhile ago from Newlook 6674. Not surprisingly, it took me an entire year to actually finish this project…Cut it out a year ago, sewed it up six months later and then made some alterations to it not too long ago. I took pattern option A and removed the sleeves and added bias tape to make a binding for the sleeveless look. I added in a ruffle collar which is made from purple swiss dot silk that I just happened upon a few years ago. That is one hard fabric to find, let me tell you. Cut a few strips of that, gathered it and added it around the collar area before I put on the facing. I was having a problem keeping the busty area of this dress closed and not because the girls are big if you know what I mean. Actually, its because the shoulders are broad in this case. So I added those buttons on the front to help combat that problem. Now for the back. This was a complete accident. Since I have broad shoulders and didn’t plan for that, even though I’ve made this dress before, I decided to add a little inset to the back. I cut the back in half and then sewed in a triangle in the top section and sewed the rest of the backing back together. After that, I just topstitched to keep from fraying too much on the inside. I love the way this turned out. Sort of vintage in a way, I think.
Made using Echino, japanese fabric. 100% cotton.
Ruffled collar is made from 100% swiss dot silk.